Simple Portrait

Simple Portrait

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Simple Portrait

Title: Simple Portrait
Pixel Artist: Adarias  (Level 11 Special Agent :: 34073 points)
Posted: 1/9/2008 12:57
Statistics:  28 comments    12 faves    0 avatars

One of many portraits for Partisan, and the first time in a long time my avi hasn't been a girl.


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Pickles (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 9/2/2010 15:54

 The white haired is more beautiful... e.e

Mindsreturn (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 6/1/2008 14:13
Nice, I like the colors and the hair looks great.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 5/3/2008 09:09
the blending was never meant to be effective on a light background - it's intended for a plain dark blue, but I'd be scolded for posting it like that.

Just one instance where the rules end up causing the work to suffer a little.

scarmy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/3/2008 07:55
otherwise everything is fine ... i ruin every picture of mine with dithering

scarmy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/3/2008 07:53
y did u blend it on a background? u say its transparent

 .  .  .

maybe u meant to make an EFFICIENT selout but failed

theguy (Level 6 Hitman) @ 4/22/2008 08:19
It's too low if anything, the eyes are halfway down the head so the hair should be up so the distance between the scalp and the eyes are roughly halfway down the head.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/17/2008 08:23
Well i lowered the eyebrows (which i think was the biggest thing) and raised the ear a pixel, now i wonder if the hair isn't too high...>.<

Panda (Level 3 Stalker) @ 1/17/2008 00:15
Uhm, I started checking different people's faces (IRL) after reading the comments, and noticed that the top of the ears align with the bottom of the eyebrows in most of the cases.
Of course there are exceptions, since humans come in many ways (and some even pluck their eyebrows and all) but should be roughly around there.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/16/2008 11:21
hm, well i just can't see things that way.  If i wasn't sure the ear needed to me moved up, i am 100% certain that it should NOT be moved left.  If you are still referencing anime conventions as gas was, my response is the same - show me something by people who can draw real people and i'll believe that the placement is wrong.

I think, if anything, it's the aforementioned high eyebrows that makes people think they are lower.

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 1/16/2008 11:04
before 4-5 days I watch that work again and read comments of gas - I agreed yep he is right - for me ear must be maybe 2-3 px up and 1-2 px in left ...

else keep good works - because they inspire me and sorry for my poor english :)

MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/12/2008 14:38
Such lovely colours

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/11/2008 12:16
Got me fooled.
The image is much better than the preview. Great work.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/11/2008 02:40
"always top of ear - top of eyes" is actually what I was saying. It's all up to you anyway.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/10/2008 22:14
meh, i've never seen that used as a measure (always top of ear - top of eyes)

what's up with the anime reference tho?  show me da vinci or rubens (or someone else respectable) and i'll listen :P

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/10/2008 13:48
The place where the ear meet the head (not really sure how to say that right) and eyes should be on the same line, right? It seems to me the ear is far below this line. At least that's how I see the angle.

Edit. Illustration speaks better than me.

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/10/2008 10:43
you find the ear to be particularly low?  particularly for the slightly chin-up, it doesn't seem that way to me.  Everything is right on a level like it ought to be from my angle.

Gas 13 (Level 9 Boss) @ 1/10/2008 09:25
Interesting colors as usual and pretty unique style.

Such a low placed ear (comparing to an eye position) is what disturbs me here. It seems as it placed somewhere on a neck now.

Turbo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/10/2008 06:53
The initial portrait looked odd, an odd mix of genders. The current one's sexual identity is much clearly defined.
The raised eyebrows do give the eyes a somewhat feminine/hollywood plastic surgery look. Men, regardless of age, have lower brows.
The lighting on the face looks odd, doesn't help defined the shapes, looks a bit random and inconsistent. Try using the shading to develop more his forms.

Pretty nice colors you have for the hair (and for the other hair palettes you've shown at Pixelation).
Good luck with your project, your persistance is inspiring :)

DJD (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/9/2008 19:55
Man watching the progress on pixelation for this has been so fun. You've worked this over so many times and the result sure does pay off. good work adarias, a sexellent job!

MrMister (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/9/2008 19:26
A little effeminate..

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/9/2008 17:49
Tricky preview.

Looks very good.

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 1/9/2008 16:28
look at good and serious as must be !

Than make new girl avi so good  as all your works hehehe

absinthelord (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 1/9/2008 15:51
This is superb! I really need to practice portraits...

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/9/2008 14:14
it's the funny thing about the characters is that, because the portraits all need to be used countless times, i'm not sure whether I can put much emotion in there, you know?  like even if someone is almost always happy, if there's one part where something serious happens and they are around, that one really retarded moment if they are still smiling.

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/9/2008 14:09
It looks very nice, but somehow I miss a bit of expression on his face ( don't know if you intended it this way, but he looks like he's staring and he looks emotionles)...

(And there's nothing wrong with drawing/pixeling/portraiting women more than men, is there? )

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 1/9/2008 13:51
yeah, it's only cut off at the neck because portraits are frankenstiened and there are no shoulder sets past WIP stage :P

and hmm, that line is interesting, probably from the aforementioned frankenstiening.  xonsider it fixed :P

Blackbeltdude (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/9/2008 13:27
Hmm, it's hard for me to pick out anything that might be "wrong" with this... I do seem to zoom on to his mouth when I look at this though, and it seems really small once you see the rest of the head. You're probably going for a kind of pseudo anime thing though, so it works.

Also, the line of pixels between his eyes seems pretty off. Everything else has this nice flow to it, then a line shows up, heh.

But, I'm really reaching to find errors here. This is a great portrait, and I think the hair is fantastic. It looks soft, and it look natural like hair. The subtle hue shifts in the skin also rock. :)

Bob_Jones (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/9/2008 13:24
Very nice, I really like how the skin tones were done.
The way his head is framed in that circle really bothers me though, I feel like it should be positioned higher up so a bit of his hair is cut off and a bit of his shoulder is shown. The neck is sort of a bad place to cut the portrait off

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